A Child Who is So Much More

My daughter is far from perfect. She can be loud, attention-seeking, and somewhat demanding. Now that I think about that, most children share these attributes. However, if you were to do a quick online search, some might say my daughter faces many disadvantages. According to the studies, she will be seen by others and likelyContinue reading “A Child Who is So Much More”

The Country Mouse Has So Much More

My daughter and I recently read the story of the city and country mouse for a school assignment. Afterward, I started to think about my past, present, and future homes. Being raised in the country, I always longed for so much more. The Country Mouse and City Mouse I grew up in the country inContinue reading “The Country Mouse Has So Much More”

Defining Home as So Much More

It is the question we all dread as military families and expats alike: “Where are you from?” It happened today on a virtual class call for my 6-year old daughter. After a long pause, and her eyes darting to me for a definitive answer, she said, “Virginia.” My face fell flat, and my heart instantlyContinue reading “Defining Home as So Much More”

Being Left Behind is So Much More Difficult

As a military family, we move a lot. Leaving is the nature of the lifestyle. I am a professional at pack-outs, purging material items, and moving woes. I am an expert on going someplace new. What I am not an expert on is being the one left behind. Why is being left behind so muchContinue reading “Being Left Behind is So Much More Difficult”

Many Friends Mean So Much More

How many of you knew that National Best Friends Day was June 8th? I had no idea this day existed. Yet, it certainly got me thinking about friendships. I am the mother of a 6-year old daughter, and I always tell her: “You don’t need to have just one best friend.” “It is important toContinue reading “Many Friends Mean So Much More”